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Uniform Title Manchurian candidate (Motion picture : 1962)
Title The manchurian candidate [videorecording] / screenplay by George Axelrod ; produced by George Axelrod and John Frankenheimer ; directed by John Frankenheimer.

Publication Info. [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    MAN    Available
Edition DVD Special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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digital optical mono rda
NTSC rda
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Series Criterion collection ; 803
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 803.
System Details DVD, NTSC, widescreen (1.85:1); mono.
Language In English with optional English subtitles.
Cast Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory, Leslie Parrish, John McGiver, Khigh Dhiegh, James Edwards, Douglas Hendersen, Albert Paulsen, Barry Kelley.
Note Music composed and conducted by David Amram ; director of photography, Lionel Lindon ; production designer, Richard Sylbert ; film editor, Ferris Webster ; costumes by Moss Mabry ; set decorator, George R. Nelson ; costumer, Wesley V. Jefferies.
Based on the novel by Richard Condon.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
Awards National Film Registry selection, 1994
Summary Set in the early fifties, this razor-sharp adaptation of the novel by Richard Condon concerns the decorated U.S. Army sergeant Raymond Shaw, who as a prisoner during the Korean War is brainwashed into being a sleeper assassin in a Communist conspiracy, and a fellow POW who slowly uncovers the sinister plot.
Note Special features: Audio commentary from 1997 featuring director John Frankenheimer; new interview with actor Angela Lansbury; new piece featuring filmmaker Errol Morris; conversation between Frankenheimer, George Axelrod, and Frank Sinatra from 1988; new interview with historian Susan Carruthers; trailer; essay by critic Howard Hampton.
Subject Condon, Richard -- Film adaptations.
Brainwashing -- Drama.
Assassins -- Drama.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- Drama.
Mothers and sons -- Drama.
Cold War -- Drama.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Conspiracy films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Frankenheimer, John, 1930-2002, film director.
Axelrod, George, screenwriter.
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998, actor.
Harvey, Laurence, actor.
Leigh, Janet, actor.
Lansbury, Angela, 1925- actor.
Amram, David, composer (expression)
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN 9781681431208
Standard No. 715515170314
Music No. CC2595D The Criterion Collection

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